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Is a Multi-Rotor Wind Turbine stable? – Theoretical and Experimental Perspectives

PhD defence, Friday 12 March 2021. Oliver Tierdad Filsoof.

2021.03.12 | Sunitha Satkunam

Oliver Tierdad Filsoof

During his PhD studies, Oliver Tierdad Filsoof researched new methods for evaluating the dynamic stability of multi-rotor wind turbines. Multi-rotor wind turbines differ from traditional single-rotor wind turbines by utilizing multiple rotors when converting the kinetic energy from the wind to electricity. Oliver Tierdad Filsoof studied how to analyze structural and aeroelastic stability of multi-rotor wind turbines and mapped critical design parameters.

The new findings contribute to understanding the fundamental dynamics of multi-rotor wind turbines, which has a major impact on the construction and design of reliable, optimal, and safe multi-rotor wind turbine design in the future.

Being an industrial PhD, the study is completed in collaboration with the Department of Engineering, Faculty of Technical Sciences, Aarhus University, Denmark and Innovation and Concepts, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Aarhus, Denmark.

This summary was prepared by the PhD student.

Time: Friday, 12 March 2021 at 13:00
Place: The PhD defence will be held online. To receive a link to the event, please send an e-mail to Xuping Zhang (xuzh@mpe.au.dk)
Title of PhD thesis: Modal Dynamics and Design Analysis of Multi-Rotor Wind Turbines
Contact information: Oliver Tierdad Filsoof, e-mail: otf@mpe.au.dk, tel.: +45 4236 8323
Members of the assessment committee:
Professor Carlo L. Bottasso, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Technical University of Munich, Germany
Professor Taeseong Kim, Department of Wind Energy, Technical University of Denmark, Denmark
Associate Professor Søren Peder Madsen (chairman), Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
University main supervisor:
Associate professor Xuping Zhang, Department of Engineering, Aarhus University, Denmark
Company main supervisor:
Lead Engineer Anders Yde Wollesen, Innovation and Concepts, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Company co-supervisor:
Lead Specialist Peter Bøttcher, Innovation and Concepts, Vestas Wind Systems A/S, Denmark
Language: The PhD dissertation will be defended in English

The defence is public.

Due to the coronavirus situation, the PhD thesis will not be available for reading at the offices of the PhD administration. Instead, interested parties may send an e-mail to gradschool.tech@au.dk to receive a digital copy of the PhD thesis. Please note, it may in certain cases be necessary to make an individual arrangement to read the PhD thesis.

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